Invasive Resorption Patient -Extraction & Implant

Before and After Photos – Patient Cases

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Resorption is not a cavity caused by bacteria; it is caused by the body’s own cells. Cells that usually turn over our bones start attacking the tooth for some reason. It usually doesn’t hurt, and the patient doesn’t know that it’s there. The resorption can grow slowly or may even stop growing over time, but it can also be very aggressive and eat away at a tooth quickly until it breaks. I am seeing this type of resorption cases more frequently than 10 years ago and find trying to intervene with the process lessens the remaining tooth life. Once the tooth becomes a cosmetic concern or starts turning painful, I replace them with an implant. This particular case, we used prf and bone grafting to bulk up the thin bone before placing the implant.

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